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American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(5), 408-411
DOI: 10.12691/education-4-5-8
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The Relationship between Mobile Cellphone Dependency, Mental Health and Academic Achievement

Maryam Amidtaher1, Saeed Saadatmand2, Zainab Moghadam3, Goona Fathi4, and Roghayeh Afshar5

1M.A of Psychology, Urmia University, Iran

2Department of Psychology, Payame Noor University, Iran

3MA of Psychology, Iran

4M.A of psychology, Urmia University, Iran

5M.A of psychology, The Expert of Zanjan Well-bing Complex, Iran

Pub. Date: April 16, 2016

Cite this paper:
Maryam Amidtaher, Saeed Saadatmand, Zainab Moghadam, Goona Fathi and Roghayeh Afshar. The Relationship between Mobile Cellphone Dependency, Mental Health and Academic Achievement. American Journal of Educational Research. 2016; 4(5):408-411. doi: 10.12691/education-4-5-8

Abstract

Introduction and background: investigating mobile cellphone addiction among students regarding to increasing mobile use among them is necessary. We should examine vary psychological and academic aspects. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the relationship between Mobile cellphone dependency, mental health and academic achievement in students. Materials and Methods: The outline of this research in terms of data collection methods are descriptive and correlational studies. The population in this study consisted of all male and female high school students in Kermanshah in 2014-2015 school year. 340 students (182 females and 158 males) were selected by simple random sampling and questionnaire responded dependence 8on mobile phone and a list of 25 symptoms. The mean scores for the second term were considered as an indicator of academic achievement. For data analysis, Pearson correlation and stepwise regression were used. Results: The results showed that the mobile dependence and have a significant relationship deprivation tolerance, life dysfunction, compulsion-persistence and mental health with academic achievement. Multiple regression analysis showed that the components of the life dysfunction, compulsion-persistence, and deprivation tolerance predicted 23.9% of changes in academic achievement. Also, life dysfunction, compulsion-persistence, and deprivation tolerance predicted 20.1% of mental health changes. Conclusion: Students who are more dependent on mobile experience more psychopathology, academic failure in their lifetime.

Keywords:
addiction to mobile academic achievement mental health

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